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Braves open a series against the Reds

The Atlanta Braves are expected to send Ervin Santana to the mound on Friday night as they take on the Cincinnati Reds to open up their MLB betting series at the online sportsbooks.

Santana is 2-0 with an 0.86 ERA on the season, holding the Mets to one run over seven innings of work in his last trip to the mound. The righthander has surrendered just two runs on 13 hits over his 21 innings pitched so far this season.

The match puts starter Homer Bailey for the Reds on the hill facing Santana. Bailey brings a 1-1 mark to the game.

Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Atlanta Braves as -141 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.7-4.2 win for the Braves on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Atlanta Braves sport a record of 14-7 heading into this matchup, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at 11-11 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The Atlanta Braves vs Cincinnati Reds odds would favor the Braves if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cincinnati is at No. 8.

How Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves Stats Matchup

At the plate, Atlanta owns the No. 17 ranking for hits at 8.48 per game. By contrast, the Cincinnati Reds are rated No. 14 in the same category at 8.59 per game.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.38 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 at home, scoring 4.22 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Reds enjoyed a 2-1 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Thursday, with Tony Cingrani throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at PNC Park.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Marlins on April 23. Bettors who backed the Braves at -147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Aaron Harang blew away 11 Miami batter in the Braves's last start, leading them to a 3-1 win over Miami on Wednesday at Turner Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Atlanta, Saturday, April 26th